I worked in Lower Manhattan for over 24 years, just a block away from the World Trade Center. 9/11 had a very real impact on my life. I'm proud to be part of the resurgence of the area!
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit organization created to oversee the design, raise the funds, and program and operate the Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
The Memorial honors the 2,983 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The design consists of two pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers, with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The names of the victims, inscribed in bronze, edge the pools which are surrounded by a tree-filled plaza.
The Museum, opened in spring 2014, displays monumental artifacts associated with the events of September 11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the attacks and the aftermath. It communicates key messages that embrace both the specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; documents the impact of those events on individual lives, as well as on local, national, and international communities; and explores the continuing significance of these events for our global community.